United States > Wisconsin > Glendale
BVery (525) Plymouth, Minnesota | September 3, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped in for the tour + the reserve tasting. Very cool building, inside and out. Old world feel, mural paintings, and collections of bottles, glasses, and coasters. Extensive gift shop with glassware, clothing, beers, and soda. Employees kind of seem to be just "the help" - my check-in/check-out gal didnít know what was going on, and had to be told multiple times by her co-workers how to handle certain things. Tour guide was decent but thought he was funnier than he was. Reserve tasting guy was pretty good - seemed to know quite a bit about beer/cheese pairings and why they work or donít work (however, I think he was mostly going from script, as he wasnít totally able to field questions). The reserve tasting is well worth it - we got to try 11 beer/cheese pairings for $15 - good deal. At the end of the tour, you get 10% off beer & cheese in the gift shop. They have 15-20 beers available in singles to buy (about $1.60/beer), plus maybe 10 or so sodas (about 85 cents/soda). Cool place.
DLove (10) Wisconsin | November 30, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
The tour was good. Nothing too crazy with the beer. Overall not bad.
nbondi (41) Chicago, Illinois | October 25, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
Stopped in today while up in Milwaukee for the afternoon. Took the brief $5 tour in what was a very clean/neat facility set up to have a "German biergarten" sort of vibe. After which youíre treated to your choice of four out of something like 18 brews on tap to sample along side ten or so different "bottomless" sodas. Our tour guide was very pleasant, but didnít seem as well prepared as he might have been to answer brewing-related questions. Prices for take-out and merch in the gift shop were super cheap. Only points deducted for knowledge of guide and almost complete lack of bourbon barrel aged offerings in gift shop. Overall, highly recommended way to spend a couple hours of your day.
dekester1 (29) Neenah, Wisconsin | October 9, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Tour was good and the guide did a good job. The tasting bar and gift shop areas were nice and contained both clothing items as well as beverages. The tasting bar consisted of four samples of almost everything they had. Ambiance was nice with old neon beer signs on the walls and an old world feel. If youíre in Milwaukee, Sprecher is worth a stop.
notalush (379) Denver, Colorado | May 30, 2010
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Came here today to meet some folks - Surprisingly small but quaint brewery in a residential area - your fairly standard, rushed brewery tour that you could just as well apply to pretty much any brewery if you just removed a sentence here and there - four bucks gets you four beer samples, but even this was rushed - we were given access to a "beer garden" after the tour, but they only have room for one tour group at a time, so we were forced out before most people had a chance to use their four tasting tickets (I drink fairly fast, but even I could only get through two and a half beers) - breweries that do this on their tours truly piss me off - I suppose it didnít really matter anyway, since there was nothing on tap or for sale that you canít buy in any liquor store in WI (they did have ten beers on tap, though) - very reasonable prices on the bottled products, though, as well as the growlers (10 bucks with glass, 8 buck refills) - extensive selection of glassware and clothing - it is a decent place, but the organization of their tours with respects to the access to the tasting room really needs work.
MikeF (204) Cleveland, Ohio | March 9, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Very rustic and interesting brewery. The people are very friendly and give an interactive tour. Beer and sodas are very good. A unique place to stop.
arkurzynski (88) Combined Locks, Wisconsin | September 7, 2009| Updated November 1, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
My wife and I went on the tour. Was a bit rushed, but there were 84 people along with us. Good value for what you pay for - $4 = 4 8 oz beers at the end. Good atmosphere.
drowland (209) Georgia | August 22, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Went on a tour of the place a couple of years ago and had a pretty good time. The ambiance is average pub style setting, but the tour is lots of fun and informational. The selection is pretty good, though all their beers of course. In addition to the samples after the tour, they have many of their beers on sale in bottles at a very decent price when you leave, and you can buy only singles if you want. The value at that point was pretty good. Overall, a really cool place to go visit once or twice to take the tour and try the beers.
phishpond417 (51) Madison, Wisconsin | July 7, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
I visited this place with my girlfriend and some good friends (including Singlemalter). The tour itself is pretty fast paced but imformative none the less. It is well worth the $3, ecspecially since you get 4 free 8 oz. drink tickets. Iíve had the opportunity to enjoy many of Sprecherís fine brews in the past, but itís always nice trying them again. Great tour, and great beer all around.
MIBRomeo (142) Wisconsin | February 3, 2008
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Went out for the tour late last summer. Clean place informative tour... nothing special. THe beer itself is very ordinary and what used to be good has died over the last year or two... I miss the old black bavarian.
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